Top-40 is a free distribution musical label based in Moscow, Russia. Since 2005 it's your source for good music of various genres: microwave/glitch, dancehall techno, ambient, field recordings, drones, mellow music, contemporary jazz, modern classical and so on. As a general rule, all content on this site is distributed free of charge under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license. For any further reference, contact us at any time vie e-mail. Please,... Topic: top-40.org
Shor, the fifth album by Motor, is a successor of both Freeze and horse traX. It leads you to the realm of beautiful and experimental music: field recordings, abandoned radio transmissions, melodic cut-up's, sentimental glitch-ambient, subtle digital distortions, minimalistic clicking beats. All tracks written and produced by Motor. Mama is created with Nastia (glockenspiel solo, voice). Motormix 4 TVPow (RW) is collaborated with TV Pow. Urban soundscape is produced with Michael Hartman.... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, ambient, abstract Source: top-40.org
Beautumn is a beautiful and autumnal ambient project from Russia, who is currently in a roster of US-based experimental label Infraction Records. Blanket is an hour-long piece of exceptionally relaxed and placatory music, it's a warm blanket for cold and lonely nights, beautiful music to decorate your winter morning, your forest walk, your sleepy late hours – any moments of your life. The piece was re-released as a limited edition CD-R with first 200 copies of Northing album (Infraction, INFX... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, beautumn, blanket, ambient Source: top-40.org
The collection of pure field recordings, made at Jewish Community Center in Moscow. Buzzing and droning of countless air-conditioners and ventilators, low humming of deserted side stairs and empty halls, a stupid discussion about the legendary porn-director Tinto Brass, accidentally caught on tape, distant TV-show, lonesome piano, playing somewhere… Feeling of autumn. Hypnotizing indeed! ---- BiP_HOp records Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, les, field recordings, minimal, microwave Source: top-40.org
Svart1 is a project of Raimondo Gaviano from Cagliari, Sardinia. Since his debut appearance at top-40.org, the album DaVisibiliaAdInvisibilia was re-released twice - at Bump Foot (Japan) and Ear-XP Records (Netherlands). Very impulsive mixture of rich and sometimes dense abstract analogue & digital noises, melodies and post-idm beats. Often unexpected soundscapes, warm and cozy atmospheres, surrealistic feelings. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, svart1, raimondo gaviano, abstract, ambient, minimal, soundscapes Source: top-40.org
Dave Zeal is our second scout from Italian net-label Sine3pm (after Daniel Maze). He is making music for as long as he can even remember: playing piano in the childhood, appearing in some teenage bands, and finally he found himself in computer music. Working with numerous granular loops with automated controllers for filters, effects and pitches, Dave is creating very solid, stylish and beautiful ambient techno. Maybe somehow and sometimes it's a little bit too minimal, but we still enjoy it... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, dave zeal, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, minimal, ambient techno Source: top-40.org
AkkordIon is a unique duo from Kazakhstan. Two professionally trained musicians – Roman Bliznetsov (22 y.o., accordion) and Konstantin Timoshenko (33 y.o., percussive) collaborated to record this outstanding mini-album. The result is here – minimal techno (and abstract ambient) with accordion! Deep, groovy, relaxed techno (raw and filling bass-line, sentimental and desperate harmonica melodies); abstract clicks-n-cuts, sudden blasts of accordion; noisy, but elegant sound collages,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, akkordion, akkordIon, accordion, harmonica, abstract, ambient, minimal,... Source: top-40.org
Field recordings and photos from Istanbul, Turkey. A brief exploration of images, sounds and faces of mysterious and bright, magnificent and fabulous Isˌtän'bo͝ol! Istəm'bo͞ol, Κωνσταντινούπολις, BYZANTIVM - the capital of eastern fairytales, spicy fragrances and incredible experiences. Dive into a pandemonium of street bazaar, city noises and ambience, traditional music and performance art. Setup: Olympus DM-520 recorder + DPA 4060 mic Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, field recordings, istanbul, turkey, bazaar, dervish, traditional,...
This is a radical experiment with silence, paranoid micronoises, inspired by the art of espionage. By chance we were able to capture this secret transmission to reveal the truth – someone's always secretly watching you. The musical idea of this work is concentrated in the absolutely imperceptible nuances: sounds brought to you by your imagination are even more important, that the ones actually recorded. Please do remember, you are under the permanent video surveillance. You know Radio 4's... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, minimal, ambient, ultra-minimalism, microwave, noise Source: top-40.org
Gultskra Artikler. This is what I called real eclecticism. GA project is powered by Alexey Devyanin, also known as Stud. His music is characterized by the unique mixture of brutal and honest vibes of mysterious Siberian soul and hi-tech technologies, some unpredictable electroacoustical and avantgarde instrumental movements and precise electronic manipulations, strange field recordings, folk cut-ups and XXI century musique concrete. Each time he sounds completely different, but still and all... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, gultskra artikler, experimental, ethno, ambient, abstract, live Source: top-40.org
Nice ambient mix in 2 parts from Fun Fusion (FUЖN) collective. Fun fusion is a small creative group based in Syktyvkar, Russia. Graphic and industrial design, illustrations, photographs, ceramics, digital art, collages, music, etc. Create with magic and love! http://www.behance.net/funfusion firstname.lastname@example.org Topics: fun fusion, top-40, www.top-40.org, top-40.org, ambient
Sascha Müller from Germany is working as a DJ and a producer since 1990, and he is mostly known for his dance-oriented music: house and techno. Though, being extremely productive, he is one of those guys who never limits himself to a one particular genre - so, he tried almost everything in a wide range from oldschool acid to lo-fi Commodore 64 and Gameboy music, including even releases on floppy 3.5" discs! System 100 is a first attempt for Sascha to explore musical areas of silence.... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, minimal, ambient, ultra-minimalism, microwave, noise, field recordings,... Source: top-40.org
Nikita Golyshev is young though active and open-minded musician and participant of Moscow experimental underground scene. He is well-known as a founder of musique concrete/experimental (originally, noise/power electronics) project CD-R (now defunct) and owner of Musica Excentrica net-label (also defunct). Nikita Golyshev remixed and re-transformed original material, composed by Motor. The result is a combination of academic minimalism and rhythm-slavery music, microwave, drones, glitches,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, cd-r, ambient, minimal, lo-fi, glitch, clicks'n'cuts Source: top-40.org
The first album, ever recorded by Cisfinitum, circa 1998 – a unique archival work from internationally renowned underground dark ambient composer from Russia. The collection of very dark ambient tunes with a distinct industrial aftertaste – lunatic, lo-fi, pure analogue sound. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, cisfinitum, minimal, ambient, dark ambient, drone, noise ambient Source: top-40.org
An oversea mail-art collaboration between LE.S (Moscow, Russia) and Michael Hartman (Chicago, USA). Drone ambient. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, tv pow, michael hartman, les, minimal, ambient, microwave, drone ambient Source: top-40.org
This dark and mysterious musical journey brings you to the lake of sorrow, to the valley of broken machines - to the place, where everything is covered with a fog of depression and hopelessness. Rudimental minimal beat is your only leading cord, which helps not to get lost in this frightening wasted area. But then you're suddenly transferred to the rise of a supernova ambient star, accompanied by smooth and luxury ambient techno. More deep, groovy, powerful industrial music will follow after... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, metro_nm, anri, abstract, ambient, minimal, techno, dark ambient, mutant Source: top-40.org
Conceived as a sort of demo/showcase recording, Skazka turns out to be a fantastic, wicked mini-album of high concentrated and impulsive music: industrial, abstract ambient, broken idm. Skazka in Russian means «a fairytale»: in the album you will find all sorts of Russian popular tales, dissolved in aggressive and dark music. Re-released as a part of eponymous full-length album by Entity net-label in 2005:It's not the first time that Entity virtually dwells in the depths of Russia, and with... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, metro_nm, ambient, industrial, dark ambient, hardcore, drone, noise Source: top-40.org
OZM LOW is the first long-playing album by Russian underground electronic musician Metro_NM. The music ranges from dark ambient to microwave-drone and slow atonal piano-pieces. It is beautiful and distorted, calm and frightening at the same time. Music from the strange, isolated place, from the outer space and from the cells of your own body... You may browse and download a gallery of photos for this album here Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, metro_nm, drone ambient, dark ambient, ambient, experimental, minimal,... Source: top-40.org
Abstrakt Machine is an ambient album, exploring the magic. Myriads of sounds, both artificial and natural, are all mixed up, creating an abstract and dense cloud, surrounding and covering you like a warm blanket. Abstrakt Machine will help you to explore the whole variety of different sub-genres of ambient music: from disquiet industrial noisescapes to calming and relaxed organic melodias, from clicky pop-up glitch to sterile microwaves. Pure feeling of autumn! The short version of Abstrakt... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, abstract, ambient, minimal, abstrakt machine Source: top-40.org
Summer Time is a project of an acclaimed Russian jazz pianist and composer Natalia Skvortsova. With this album, Natalia and her band attempted to create a music, inspired by very specific images and appearances, described in the track titles: a rose, a train, a sleeping boy, etc. Obviously, the musical form of their choice is jazz. So the resulting album is a very nice piece of melodic, soft and groovy contemporary jazz – a perfect soundtrack for your summer laid-back listening session.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, jazz, contemporary jazz, summer time, summer, groove, soul, relax Source: top-40.org
Todd Carter :: acoustic and electronic instruments Brent Gutzeit :: acoustic and electronic instruments Michael Hartman :: acoustic and electronic instruments Boris Hauf :: acoustic and electronic instruments TV Pow is a trio of composers and free improvisers first organized in Tokyo in 1995 by Michael Hartman and Brent Gutzeit, and later joined by Todd Carter in the move to Chicago in 1996. They employ samplers, percussion, invented instruments, synthesizers, turntables, tape manipulation,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, tv pow, minimal, ambient, glitch, field recordings, drone, michael... Source: top-40.org
Though Andrey Malshchukoff from small Russian city Kirov is still a teenager, he already spent a few years on making the minimal techno music, and he definitely didn't waste this time. Andrey provided us with this chubby dancehall tracks, and now we're happy to present you his debut single Night Theme. Groovy, minimalistic, chunky - a bit paranoid, but very enjoyable! This cranked kit is a great present for all techno-dance maniacs, DJ's and other dance-influenced music listeners. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, a7, night theme, techno, minimal, minimal techno, dancehall, dj, mix Source: top-40.org
This time our very special field recordings agent visit República de Colombia and he worked really hard to bring you the best and ultimate headphones tourism experience! Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, field recordings, headpones tourism, field recording, victor victorov,... Source: top-40.org
A collage-album of field recordings from Ukraine, Black Sea. It was almost a year of painstaking and plodding labor to select, cut and mix this album, using 7 original minidisks, recorded during the vacation. Very emotional audio expression of an unforgettable holiday experience. The feeling of summer! In addition, this digital release also contains 43 photos. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, les, field recordings, minimal, summer Source: top-40.org
Hard jumpin' techno, groovy hard-house, electro, kicking bass music for your summer dancefloor. But don't worry, it's not so jumpy all the time - there's some space for a subtle and intricate minimalistic clicking passages too. Mammoth (Part 2) is a sequel of Mammoth album, released at FRAGMENT net-label), containing B-sides, out-takes and remixes. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, techno, electro, minimal, dancehall, mammoth Source: top-40.org
A beautiful and intense blast of lo-fi ambient, squeaky ethereal psychedelia and ceaseless flow of cozy melodies and delicate background noises, hovering in a boundless yet perfectly concrete and substantial cloud of sounds and thoughts around. Our latest release from Fescal. He describes it a 'a new direction', and it's definitely one of the best 30 minutes of music I heard in a last few time cycles. These days most discussions around the netlabel "scene" are about "too... Topics: ambient, fescal, top40, top-40.org, top 40, minimal, lo-fi Source: top-40.org
An extensive audio-visual report from Indonesia, recorded in 2010 and covering many locations throughout this beautiful and genuinely exotic region, including neigboring Singapore, Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia), islands of Bali and Lombok, port city Cirebon on the island of Java, Yogyakarta, the unique buddhist monument of Borobudur (more than 500 Buddha statues in one place), hindu temple Prambanan, and other places. It really includes EVERYTHING you would ever like to hear in... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, field recordings, Indonesia, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Lombok, Cirebon,... Source: top-40.org
Las Kalugas is a free improvise quartet, established in Russia in 2002 by Swiss duo Les Halmas (Ilja Komarov and his wife Trixa Arnold) and Russian band Henky Hammok (Vlad Dobrovolsky and George Bogdasarov, also the members of PIAM). Techno No is the only album, ever recorded by this project. Childish, melodic loop-ballades, atmospheric guitar, freakish space-synthesizers, meditative avantgarde movements, chaotic cut-ups, blasts of digital noises, weird string passages. With all sorts of... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, las kalugas, abstract, avantgarde, ambient, minimal, glitch, melodic,... Source: top-40.org
This recording is a part of Superstropharia's LIVE project. Stropharia (Dmitry Polikarpov & Aleksey Petin) with Aleksey Rafiev (vocal, declamation) and Motor (laptop, electronics) live in Tokyo, Japan (20th June 2005). Experimental rhythm'n'noise free improvisation. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, superstropharia, stropharia, motor, aleksey petin, acid house,... Source: top-40.org
Kontakt is another stunner from our fellow compatriot and brave experimenter Aleksey Petin. If his absolutely fantastic debut Ozimie wasn't groundbreaking enough for you, this time Kontakt is going to blow you away completely! This double album comprise more than two hours of handcrafted proto-tribal techno, rhythm'n'noise, free improvise and experimental music. Industrial, chiptune, field recordings, electro, techno, broken beat, noise, hardcore, power electronics, tribal house, abstract,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, aleksey petin, stropharia, tribal, noise-techno, industrial, power... Source: top-40.org
This recording is a part of Superstropharia's LIVE project. Stropharia (Dmitry Polikarpov & Aleksey Petin) with Aleksey Rafiev (vocal, declamation) and Motor (laptop, electronics) live in Moscow, Russia. Experimental rhythm'n'noise free improvisation. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, superstropharia, stropharia, motor, aleksey petin, rhythmic noise,... Source: top-40.org
Silver dreams is a collaboration between Inna Breeze (classically trained pianist, composer, electronic musician & theremin performer, the founder of composers.ru) and Vadim Ugryumov (Motor). Original piano etudes were composed by Inna, and later remixed and re-worked by Vadim, resulting in this collection of beautiful, melodic glitch-ambient tunes, filled with melancholic crunches and splendid clicks'n'cuts: based on duality of acoustical and electronic, analogue and digital, harmony and... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, inna breeze, motor, minimal, ambient, modern classical, piano, glitch,... Source: top-40.org
We first met Denis Zabavsky at Glinka Museum of Musical Culture. The evening was dedicated to a balalaika's music, and among the performers were Denis together with his adorable wife Elena (playing on domra). We were really stunned by his style - emotional and soulful improvisations on balalaika shows us the new capabilities of this amazing instrument. It was a pure demonstration of virtuosity, but the music was wonderful by itself! Denis Zabavsky is a professionally trained musician, he... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, denis zabavsky, abstract, folk, avantgarde, superdrive, balalaika,... Source: top-40.org
Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a legendary French composer known as one of the earliest forefather of ambient and minimalistic music. His compositions are very popular among the modern classical lovers and they've always been a great source of inspiration for numerous electronic musicians, who made covers and re-interpretations of Satie's tracks. This time, Fitz Ellarald presents his unique and original vision of classical groundbreaking hits of Erik Satie. Two beautiful tracks, accompanied with... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, fitz ellarald, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, abstract, modern... Source: top-40.org
George Crumb, a renowned modern American composer, started to write music after Second World War, and he is still working nowadays. He wrote A Little Suite for Christmas for piano in 1980. The main idea of this composition is a dialogue between sound and silence, which is the fully legitimate "member" of Crumb's music. The long pauses between intensive blasts of sound prepare the listener very well to conceive even the subtlest musical passages, and the whole impression is really... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, george crumb, pavel dombrovsky, avantgarde, minimal, minimalism, modern... Source: top-40.org
An experimental power-noise album by moscow artist Eugeniy Kuzin, inspired by the Japanese catastrophe of 2011. Topics: power noise, noise, experimental noise, experimental, kuzin, Japan, earthquake, tsunami, nuclear,...
Vlad Dobrovolskiy :: altair, guitar, sound cuts, trumpet George Bogdasarov :: programmings, guitar, sounds, turntables, polyvox, sax Ilja Sadovskiy :: programmings, yamaha, sounds, guitar Recorded in the beginning of 2000, PIAM still sounds very up to date in a view of its outstanding virtuosity of a sound treatment and a perfect completeness in music. This project is unique in many ways: sounding in the best tradition of such highly acclaimed happenings, as Mego or Touch and such artists as... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, piam, fitz ellarald, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, emotional,... Source: top-40.org
A solo debut of Aleksey Petin - one of the veterans of a russian underground electronics scene and a member of an experimental rhythm'n'noise project Superstropharia. This is the sound of true russian electronics, powerful and brutal. The obscure field recordings are combined with cyberprimitive thundering rhythms, powerful noisy bass is dissolving spooky ambient and TV-transmissions, interrupted by groovy techno-beat. Mastered and produced by Motor. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, aleksey petin, raidho, stropharia, tribal, noise-techno, industrial,... Source: top-40.org
It's the music of silence. With this radical experiment in the field of inaudible music, you can explore the very subtle and almost immaterial transient between the sound and the silence, the music and the background noise of your room.Once I wake up in the middle of the night and notice some very quiet, but distinct low humming noise. I explored the room and realized it were loudspeakers. Oh, - I thought. Just some interferences in the electric circuit. I turned the amplifier off. The noise... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, minimal, ambient, ultra-minimalism, microwave, noise, field recordings,... Source: top-40.org
Daniel Maze is a young composer from Canada, Vancouver. As he told me about himself, "I’ve been into music all my life". I bet he was! After releasing two brilliant mini-albums on Italian net-label Sine3pm, he delivered a blow again with his Treehugger EP, released on 12rec. And now he presents his fourth release this year (this guy is a real hot rodder, don't you think?), exclusively for top-40.org. Elementary EP is "a must-hear" work for everyone, submerged in lo-fi... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, daniel maze, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, lo-fi, field... Source: top-40.org
One of the pioneers of Russian modern glitch-tech electronics Alexei Borisov meets veteran experimenter and godfather of American noise Jeffrey Surak (also known as Violet) to present some exclusive material especially for top-40.org. This album is a perfectly balanced mixture of deep meditative lo-fi analogue drones, abstract guitar improvisations, musique concrete samples – all together creating a complete, panoramic, hypnotizing impression. A classic work of two recognized authorities of... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, borisov, alexei borisov, jeffrey surak, violet, noise-ambient, minimal,... Source: top-40.org
A collection of SW/MW-radio recordings, mixed to form the sort of endless alternative reality broadcast, where religious programs, news reports from different dimensions (in both space and time), talking shows in various languages are all merging together, forming the ready-made stream of sonic fodder. Ideal for times when you're too tired of music, but your restless brain is still seeking for something to rely on acoustically. The talking parrot dismissed from the royal navy for being... Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, ed.s, >, ed.s, eds, les, experimental, abstract, collage, ambient,...
This fancy audio collage is a musical summary of a huge archive of the found sounds, field recordings and TV/radio transmissions, collected and compiled by Motor. Unexpected journey through a weird sound space universe, full of surprises and weird twists. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, ambient, field recordings, collage, sampling, cut'n'paste,... Source: top-40.org
Without Time was formed in 2010 in Grodno, Belarus. The group consists of Sasha Kondrashov and Yan Kolomytsky. Their music combines elements of indie-pop, alternative rock/hardcore, electronic and dance with some experimental sounds and textures. And extended version of "Trap" EP includes one more track and a bonus remix. Topics: without time, indie, electronic, experimental, dubstep, wonky, broken beats, dance, pop, hardcore,...
In 1967, Steve Reich composed Piano Phase - a piece of music for two pianos. It was his first attempt at applying the phasing technique to live performance. Two pianists are playing a rapid twelve-note melodic figure over and over again in unison. As one player precisely keeps the tempo, the other speeds up very slightly until the two parts line up again, but one sixteenth note apart. The second player then resumes the previous tempo. This cycle of speeding up and then locking in continues... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, steve reich, peter aidu, avantgarde, minimal, minimalism, modern... Source: top-40.org
the latest and the juiciest of the cut-up glitchy ambient haunting and cryptogambling gothic glitches mirageulous melodies childish gibberish library nonsense mutilated house cheesy electronics random field recs sit in the middle of the paradise place and stop looking for your way out you're already out there you dropout Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, ambient, meditative, field recordings, microhouse, sound library,... Source: dropout
Aleksey Rafiev: lyrics, vocals, locomotive horn, 4-string guitar, table knife Dmitry Karpushin: rhythms, Yamaha RS-7000 Elena Verbnikova: noises, computer, vocals Cover art by Dmitry Karpushin and Elena Verbnikova, photo by Georgy Petrov Колыбельная для любимой — следствие, думается, не такой уж и случайной творческой встречи двух московских музыкантов с поэтом, любящим... Topics: aleksey rafiev, green ice cream, top-40, www.top-40.org, top-40.org, lullaby, experimental,...
Having a sex... Or painting the cat. Owning a karandas. Impressions and memories Audio-life. For real. Emergency stop buttons located in the center console above your head Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, fsb, f.s.b., f.s.b, memory select, field recordings, collage, musique...
horse traX CD was one of the first releases to feature a brand new side of Motor, previously mostly known for his techno outbursts – experimental, abstract, subtle and minimalistic. This gem is a collection of remixes for this project: deep techno-dub mixed with field recordings and microwave ambient. Prepare for a midnight sleep-alike journey through a dark realm of lonely nights, mystical shadows, cloudy and hypnotizing sounds. Ultra-minimalistic drones, supernatural field recordings,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, ambient, field recordings, minimal, techno, lo-fi, noise-techno,... Source: top-40.org